Latin American and Caribbean Studies - A.B.

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Overview

About the Degree: 

The major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies promotes scholarly scientific and humanistic inquiry on Latin America and the Caribbean in the broadest possible way aimed at fostering an in-depth understanding of the region and its peoples. There are three main objectives:

  1. To develop proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, or French and meet minimum competency in a second regional language.
  2. To develop a sound understanding of the societies, cultures, politics, and economies of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean.
  3. To develop abilities to think critically about Latin American and Caribbean issues, past and present, and draw conclusions about their impact on the global community.

Academics

What you will learn: 

Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) is an interdisciplinary program within the College of Franklin Arts and Sciences. The LACS academic programs are all broad-based and multidisciplinary, offering students a comprehensive perspective of the region and the opportunity to investigate targeted areas of interest. Course offerings represent a variety of fields, including: African-American Studies, agricultural leadership, anthropology, history, international affairs, journalism and mass communication, literature and culture, music, sociology, and theater. LACS programs also include substantial language training in Spanish, Portuguese, Quechua, and/or French. Students may either earn a major (Bachelor of Arts), minor, undergraduate or graduate certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Careers

Salary: 
High Salary: 
$136,600
Low Salary: 
$32,900
Median Salary: 
$66,800
Employers: 

Archives 
Bookstores 
Boy Scouts of America 
Consulting Services 
Consumer Affairs Office 
Education Departments 
Foreign Service 
Georgia Historical Society 
Government Agencies 
Hartford Insurance 
Historical Societies 
Human Service Agencies 
IBHI* 
Insurance Companies 
Justice Department 
Legislatures 
Library of Congress 
Magazines & Newspapers 
Museums 
National Archives 
Non-profit foundations 
Political Organizations 
Price, Waterhouse, Coopers 
Professional Associations 
Public Interest Groups 
Public Relation Firms 
Publishing Companies 
Research Foundations 
Social Service Agencies 
Travel and Tour Agencies

 

Possible Job Titles: 

Announcer
Archaeologist
Bilingual Educator
Civil Service Worker
Consultant
Copy Editor
Customs Inspector
Diplomat
Educator / Instructor
FBI / CIA Agent
Film Editor
Flight Attendant
Foreign News Correspondent
Foreign Service Officer
Historian
Hotel Manager
Interpreter / Translator
Journalist
Lexicographer
Librarian
Linguist
Peace Corps Volunteer
Programmer
Proofreader
Research Assistant
Speech Pathologist
Technical Writer
Theologian
Translator
Underwriter